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Night of the Notables

Join us by hosting a Notable Night In as we celebrate the announcement of the 2021 CBCA Notables List on February 23, 2021.

Tune in online from 6.00pm. CBCA Notables announcement at 7.00pm

Guest presenters Philip Bunting & Margot Lindgren

Free for CBCA members | $22.00 Non-members | Register here.

Login details will be sent at 5.00pm on February 23, 2021.

Night of the Notables Event

We can’t get together but you can. Host a truly Notable Night at your place in your own unique way. Then come together by sharing your hilarious antics on social media using the #CBCANSW and #CBCA2021 for a chance to win a bundle of books and the honour of being acclaimed Notorious NSW Notable List Lover.

Winner and runner up will be announced in the March edition of iRead and must be registered to attend event.


6.00pm - Liz Bowring & Laurel Reynolds - Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country

6.10pm - Margot Lindgren - Why she writes a blog: ‘Momo celebrating time to read’ and a few of her favourite books from 2020.

6.30 pm - Author/illustrator Philip Bunting in conversation with CBCA NSW Branch Committee Member Laurel Reynolds. Phil will amongst other things relate how ‘Give me some space!’ came about, and fill us in regarding the exciting reading of this book coming up later this year.

6.55pm - Collide! with the Notables Book Trailer Competition Launch and thank you.

7.00pm - We will all join with CBCA Australia for the Notables announcement.

Book prices thanks to Dymocks Children's Charities and Scholastic.

Philip Bunting is an author and illustrator, with a soft spot for creating picture books for sleep-deprived, time-poor, raisin-encrusted parents (and their children).

Philip’s work deliberately encourages playful interaction between the reader and child, allowing his books to create a platform for genuine intergenerational engagement, and fun.

He believes that the more fun the child has during their early reading experiences, the more likely they will be to return to books, improve their emergent literacy skills, and later find joy in reading and learning.

Philip’s books have been translated into multiple languages, and published in over 25 countries around the world. Since his first book was published in 2017, Philip has received multiple accolades, including Honours from the Children’s Book Council of Australia, and making the list for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2018.

Philip grew up in the English Lake District, and moved to Australia in his early 20s for a girl (although, some say he was found guilty of crimes against the humanities and sent to Australia on a convict ship). He now lives with his young family in the hills behind Noosa, Queensland.

Margot Lindgren is a retired Teacher-Librarian who worked in NSW Primary schools for 33 years in a variety of settings from small rural schools to her final role at Avalon Public School. She has a passion for children’s literature which she shares through her blog Momo Time to Read which she started in 2008. It now has over 2000 book reviews. She adds several new titles (Australian and International) each week ranging from Picture Books through to novels for older Primary students. Margot is currently the National Secretary of IBBY Australia (International Board on Books for the Young). Margot is also a regular volunteer at Westmead Children's Hospital in their Book Bunker and assists as a volunteer in several school libraries each week. In addition to her teaching qualifications Margot has a MEd in Teacher-Librarianship and Post Graduate qualifications in Children’s Literature. Margot joined the CBCA in 1983 and in 2021 she takes up the role as a judge for the Book of the Year Awards.

We would like to thank Scholastic for providing guest speakers Philip and Laura Bunting.


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